Pinellas Park, FL (population: 46,971) has twenty private investigator schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Sarasota County Technical Institute, the highest ranked school in this group with a private investigator program, has a total student population of 471. It is the 1342nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 54th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Private Investigator students from Pinellas Park schools who go on to become private investigators, crime scene investigators, investigators, personal investigators, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,250 people working as private detectives and investigators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,130. Also, Detectives and criminal investigators make on average $65,860 per year and there are about 110,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area alone, there are 1,040 employed detectives and criminal investigators earning an average salary of $67,440. Private detectives and investigators in this area earn $41,560/yr and there are 560 employed.
Pinellas Park lies in Pinellas county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Pinellas Park are held by private detectives and investigators, and 1/1000 are held by detectives and criminal investigators.
Of the 20 private investigator schools with a 100-mile radius of Pinellas Park, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, High-Tech Institute-Orlando comes out as the most expensive ($25,785/yr) for private investigator students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pinellas Park|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||8.1 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||26.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||43.0 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||64.5 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||70.6 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||94.2 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||95.0 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||98.0 miles|